Hotel Colle Etrusco Salivolpi
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... beautiful stained glass windows. We then drove to Castello Di Fonterutoli where we had a wine tasting. We tried wines from the mazzei estates in belguardo, chianti and zisola. They were all red wines and quite dry, I'll stick to moscato. We spent the night at osteria pastececi restaurant tasting the local cuisine. We had mixed crostini followed by pastas. Then the best bit was a chocolate ...
... to head to the Uffizi
gallery, and thank goodness we went in the morning – it was jam-packed by the
time the gallery opened. We only waited 45 mins or so, and we spent around 2
hours, marveling in the works of famous artists that even I have heard of. And
that’s hard haha.
After that, we headed over to the Cathedral, and that ...
... tourist area, in the process finding an old roman bath house and then a lovely old church from where we discovered there is some form of procession tonight so, weather permitting we may come back to have a look. Once back at base we had lunch which consisted of pâté and some bread rolls we had bought, before a bit of a clean up session in the van. We have noticed that whenever we are sitting outside we are joined by a group of sparrows looking for any spare ...
... We then picked up our car, a convertible Fiat, and headed to Tuscany (avoiding all roads that were by permit only). Thanks to our GPS we made it to our B&B which is a winery down a dirt road. It has been a rainy day today so we decided to venture to San Gimignano which is a medieval looking town. I wanted to go wine tasting but Steve wanted to go look ...
... signs. There is no way I would be able to drive in Italy because it's hard enough trying to figure out what street is what on foot!
Interacting with people is a lot different here too, at least for a foreigner like me. I am not nearly close to being fluent in Italian so most of the time I'm zoning out or only picking up words here and there. The locals definitely seem to appreciate any efforts toward communicating in their ...